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Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

Winter’s Rages: Shakespeare in Speech and Song

By William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Sophie Kochanowska Presented by the Rose Playhouse on 9 December 2014 Shakespeare fragments are fused with new material and classical song in this devised theatre piece for actress, soprano & piano which explores … Continue reading

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American Blues

By Tennessee Williams Directed by Séamus Newham Presented by the Pentameters Theatre on 7 December 2014 Our first time at this venue, and we were glad we gave ourselves an hour and half to get here on the bus from the … Continue reading

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Silent Planet

By Eve Leigh Directed by Tom Mansfield Presented by Rianna Dearden for Upstart in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre on 4 December 2014 At the height of the Cold War, dissident writer Gavriil is detained in a … Continue reading

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As You Like It

By William Shakespeare Directed by Declan Donnellan Presented by Cheek by Jowl Screening at the Noël Coward Theatre on 16 November 2014 Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod gave a rousing and brief introduction, Declan Donnellan somewhat shell-shocked to already be … Continue reading

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Love’s Labour’s Won

By William Shakespeare Directed by Christopher Luscombe Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 8 November 2014 Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with … Continue reading

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Love’s Labour’s Lost

By William Shakespeare Directed by Christopher Luscombe Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 8 November 2014 Summer 1914. In order to dedicate themselves to a life of study, the king and his friends take an oath to … Continue reading

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The Witch of Edmonton

By William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford &c Directed by Gregory Doran Presented by the RSC at the Swan Theatre on 7 November 2014 In the village of Edmonton, Elizabeth Sawyer is derided by her neighbours. A poor and lonely … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare Directed by Jeremy Herrin Presented by the Globe Theatre on 7 June 2011 Claudio loves Hero and Hero Claudio and nothing seems capable of keeping them apart. Claudio’s friend Benedick loves Beatrice and Beatrice Benedick, but (because neither … Continue reading

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First Episode

By Terence Rattigan Co-authored with Philip Heimann Directed by Tom Littler Presented by Primavera in association with Jermyn Street Theatre on 4  November 2014 Oxford. Summer 1933. Brideshead Revisited meets The History Boys. Tony and David have been best friends … Continue reading

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Dying For It

By Moira Buffini Based on The Suicide by Nikolai Erdman Directed by Daniel Brennan Presented by the Actor Works Company at the Jack Studio Theatre on 30  October 2014 Semyon is unemployed and lives in the hallway of an urban … Continue reading

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